Mona Bismarck, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, was the first American to be declared the Best-Dressed Woman in the World and was famous for her uncompromising sense of style and grace. A new exhibition, Magnificent Mona Bismarck, Kentucky Style Icon at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, spans five decades of her personal haute couture, featuring more than 80 pieces from noted designers. The show includes more than 35 portraits from her dear friend, Cecil Beaton so we asked curator, Scott Rogers, to pick his favourites from the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s. Click ahead to view the slideshow.
Magnificent Mona Bismarck, Kentucky Style Icon.
March 15–July 29, 2018